Opera Link allows you to share data between all your computers and devices that run the Opera browser. It can synchronize your browser information, such as bookmarks, Speed Dial, passwords, and notes, so they are available to you wherever you go.
This guide includes:
Note: With Opera's launch of browsers based on webkit, Opera Link services will only be supported for Opera Mini browsers, and Opera for mobile and desktop broswers up to version 12.x. We're working to improve syncronization and integrate it with out next generation of browsers. If you are on a new generation browser, you can use the Opera Link web interface to access you bookmarks and other data.
Note: The first time you enable Opera Link on your phone with Opera Mini, a unique folder is created in the bookmarks manager of your PC browser. Only the bookmarks in this Opera Mini folder will be synchronized with your phone. Add bookmarks you want to use on your phone to this folder by going toon your PC browser. Any bookmarks you save while browsing with Opera Mini are automatically saved in this folder.
The web version of Opera Link allows you to access some of your synchronized data — bookmarks, Speed Dial, and notes — from any web browser. Go to link.opera.com and log in using your Opera account details.
You can write your own applications that access your Opera Link data, or simply use an application written by others. See the reference documentation and the introductory article on Dev Opera for more information.
The first time you enable Opera Link, the Opera browser synchronizes the types of data you select to an online server. If you make any changes in your browser, these are then reflected on the server. Let's look at an example to see how this works.
Synchronization occurs continuously. This means that if you delete a bookmark while at home, this bookmark will also be automatically deleted on the online server and, therefore, your work browser and any other instances of the browser that has Opera Link enabled using the same Opera account. The browser is kept exactly as you left it each time, wherever you are. However, as changes are applied to all instances of the browser, it's best not to think of Opera Link as way to keep a backup of your data.
The data you can synchronize depends on the browser product you use, as outlined in the table below.
|Webkit-based Opera browsers||Opera for desktop||Opera Mobile||Opera Mini|
|Bookmarks||Opera Mini folder|
|Typed browser history|
|Content blocker rules|
In general, you need to use at least one Opera browser to use Opera Link. However, you can access Opera Link data from the Web using any other browser.
It may also be possible to use Opera Link with some other browsers if they have developed an extension using Opera's public API.
If you have forgotten your password, you can go to lost password recovery page to request that a new password be sent to you.
For Opera on your PC:
For Opera for phones:
Opera for phones will synchronize your bookmarks, Speed Dial, and search engines only, and you cannot select data types. For Opera Mini, only the bookmarks saved in the Opera Mini folder in the bookmarks manager of your PC browser will be synchronized.
We work hard to ensure that Opera Link works seamlessly for each type of data offered for different device, as shown in the table above. In future versions of Opera, you may be able to synchronize more types of data. If you are not using the latest version of Opera, you might want to download it to ensure you have the latest options available.
To remove bookmark duplicates, go to the web version of Opera Link at link.opera.com and log in using your Opera account details. On the bookmarks tab, below your list of bookmarks, click the option to "Remove my duplicates". In the Bookmark duplicate removal page, click the "Remove my duplicate bookmarks" button.
There may be a few reasons:
Opera creates a backup of your bookmarks file the first time you synchronize, which is called "bookmarks.adr.pre_sync". Follow the steps below to reinstate this file.
Opera does not share its users' private information. Opera generates statistics about the usage of Opera Link, but these are aggregated numbers so no information can be associated with an individual user. See Opera's Privacy Statement.
The password information that is synchronized using Opera Link is protected by your Opera account password. That means that you should have a good, strong password for your Opera account that you don't use for any other Internet service. We also let you know if your Opera account password is not strong enough and help you to improve it.
Other tips to protect your Opera account password:
Current for Opera 14 for Android
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